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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Polypropelene
When people refer to 'Poly' they are usually referring to Polyester which the vast majority of synthetic base layers are made from. Patagonia's Capilene, anything by the North Face, und...

In GEAR » Stewing in your own juices
July 05, 1:43am

Testing
I'm taking my frameless LiteSpeed out tomorrow for a 1 nighter test. I'm going to climb a 4000ft mtn near my house, camp out and then return the next day. It should be a good introduction t...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 vs. GoLite LiteSpeed w/o Frame
July 04, 12:33pm

Coffee
I basically do cowboy style coffee but then I filter the finished product through my MSR mugmate. This works a lot better than putting the grinds directly in the mugmate and either pouring water of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Staff Videocast: Cowboy Coffee
July 04, 2:20am

GoLite Jam2 vs. GoLite LiteSpeed w/o Frame
I recently bought a Jam2 (currently in the mail) to replace my GoLite LiteSpeed pack. I figured I'm at the point now where I can go frameless. A day after paying for the Jam2, I got to think...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 vs. GoLite LiteSpeed w/o Frame
July 03, 11:29pm

Hmm......
Hmm....I guess I'll drop the price a smidge to $115 US dollars.

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
July 03, 11:01pm

MSR CR2
If you can find a good deal on one (like I did) I think the MSR Carbon Reflex 2 is a good choice. It's got great waterproofing (10,000mm floor) which is way better than most UL tents and it'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sub-4.0lb 3-season tents
July 02, 2:22pm

Head?
So what do you guys do to prevent heat loss from your head when using a hoodless quilt? Obviously the head is a huge source of heat loss but I'd hate to negate part of the weight savings (v...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
July 01, 2:29am

Long
Oh yeah....it's a Long.

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
July 01, 1:48am

Good thread
Good thread guys....the info on the changes is great to have all in one spot. Anyone having more troubles? Or positive experiences with the '09 Jams?

In GEAR » GoLite 2009 Jam2 changes
July 01, 1:37am

FS: North Face Kilo Sleeping Bag (600FP Down, 32F rating)
I'm moving to a quilt, so I'm selling my North Face 'Kilo Bag' sleeping bag. This bag retails for $200 and I'm looking to get $125 shipped (USA/Canada) for mine. This bag is...

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
June 30, 11:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I five stars because it's quality construct...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is t...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm